Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention
Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts has a number of licensing, reporting, training, financial responsibility, public notice, vehicle identification, and fee requirements for hazardous waste transporters that are in addition to the federal hazardous waste transportation rules. This section reviews the requirements for hazardous waste motor carriers.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces the transporter rules in Massachusetts. DPU issues certifications of compliance with motor carriers' regulations concerning the transportation of property for hire.